COMMUNITY WELCOME DAY // NEW ARRIVALS TO NEWCASTLE AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY

11.30AM 23 APRIL 2017 -

Join us at The Lock-Up for a welcome day for new arrivals to the Newcastle community.

11.30AM – 3.00PM SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2017      

WELCOME DAY 

A FREE welcome day for new arrivals to Newcastle and the whole community, in conjunction with the exhibition KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR at The Lock-Up contemporary art space.  Bring along family and friends for a special day of community connection, sharing and fun! 

Event includes: 
  • Children’s art and craft activities 
  • Storytelling and art session lead by Islington Public School
  • Music and performance by Berias Masseque and Tone Camerata
  • Launch of fashion label ÆGLE Couture by young Congolese Australian fashion designer Martha Ngoyi 
  • Traditional Welcome to Country by Awabakal Elder Aunty Sandra Griffin 
  • Free vegan, halal friendly lunch catered by The Persian Place  
  • Tea, coffee and fruit on arrival

FREE COMMUNITY BUS - PICK UP & DROP OFF

10.30am - Callaghan College, Jesmond Senior Campus, Janet St. Jesmond 

11.00am - Maitland Rd. Mayfield – bus stop in front of Chemist Warehouse, Mayfield 95/101 Maitland Rd. Mayfield 

11.10am - Maitland Rd. Islington – bus stop opposite Caltex Service Station, Cnr Maitland Rd. and Hubbard St. Islington   

For further information on free community transport pick-up locations contact The Lock-Up on 02 4925 2265 or email info@thelockup.org.au. 



This project is supported through an Artist or Curator Residency grant. The Artist or Curator Residency program is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and is managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY: The NSW Government through NSW Crown Lands and Arts NSW, Headjam, The Herald, City of Newcastle, University of Newcastle and Hunter TAFE. 

PROJECT PARTNERS: Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Museums & Galleries of NSW, Refugees & Partners, Northern Settlement Services, Newcastle Community Youth Development Project,  CatholicCare, Timeless Textiles and Persian Place.